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by Brendan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 973

Re: PowerChromatic: The 12 Major Scales with Bends ; Setup Advice

I think the default key is good, still easy to play in C. Not that big a change, but you need to be able to bend notes to get the benefits of it. That's quite different to the stock Solo tuned chrom.
by Brendan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas

Not sure, too busy with other projects at present.
by Brendan
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Blow and Tell ;) Audio/video clips of Brendan's tunings IN USE!

Thanks Paris - I'd completely forgotten writing 'Kitchenaire'!

You play it well! And have inspired me to try and remember it myself :-)
by Brendan
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Boris Plotnikov Shreds the Switch-Harp
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Boris Plotnikov Shreds the Switch-Harp

Boris Plotnikov​ put up this excellent video playing and demonstrating the Switch-Harp MiniChrom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A36Q1_DoRig&t=39s Boris is not just a great player, he's also an expert customiser. If you want a harmonica just like this, Boris will make one for you! Here are the deta...
by Brendan
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

One of the most exciting prospects for the Switch-Harp to me was the chance to use it to make an X-Reed chromatic, by combining two Suzuki SUB30 harps behind the master slider. For those who don't know, the SUB30 is an X-Reed diatonic with 30 reeds. After a couple of days devoted to combining the SU...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: The MiniChrom / SwitchHarp is Released

I will scale up for two Lucky 13s, but for the harps you mention I already have another solution: the DoubleChrom type:

http://www.brendan-power.com/harmonicas-twin.php

I am working to reduce the cost and size of these
by Brendan
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Asiabend

No secret formula, just LOTS of retuning and then sticking on about 46 valves.... Not worth the effort.
by Brendan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: How would you retune an Asia Bend?
Replies: 16
Views: 4732

Re: How would you retune an Asia Bend?

The UniBender has no set tuning or key - it's up to the buyer what scale and bends they want. That can be done via theier Configurator for the Seydel version, or by retuning standard reedplates for other brands. Assuming you have chosen a tuning you like, you won't need to retune reeds unless you wa...
by Brendan
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas
Replies: 7
Views: 920

Re: BloThru OctaChroms - Octave Chromatic Harmonicas

Hi Andy, glad you got everything assembled and are enjoying the OctaChrom Selectable :-) Would love to see/hear a video of you playing it - let us know if you post one. As for the Tremolo version: If you used two Tenor C sets of reedplates it should work fine, but I think tuning of the rear unit wil...
by Brendan
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Brendan's Custom Harmonicas, Tunings, etc
Topic: Asiabend
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Asiabend

Just plan your playing to have small gaps where you can expel your breath. Use your stomach muscles to 'cough' out the air. You can get rid of all of it in a split second. It takes a little practice but after a while becomes intuitive. The AsiaBend is the opposite of wind instruments like saxophone,...